*Carpools--win-win in my book, I'm always game to share the driving and I'm thankful to know other parents feeling the same way.
*Snowmen--we had the perfect snow for building them and people built some really clever ones in their yards--including a cowboy, a quarterback and a loch ness monster. Every time I see a snowman in a yard, I smile.
*Mr. G ditching his backpack in a snowbank so he can shoot baskets in the driveway every day after school for a half hour.
*Mr. B advancing in the school spelling bee!
*Forty degrees outside!
*Running outside! In fresh air! On pavement!
*A productive afternoon revising and rewriting a new project.
Spill it, reader. What's exceptionally pleasing in your world these days?